Republicans are considering adding repealing the individual mandate to their tax cuts for the rich bill, which means that not only would your taxes go up but 15 million people would lose their health insurance.
Conservatives are attempting to revive efforts to gut Obamacare’s individual mandate as part of the Republican overhaul of the tax code. But the House’s top tax writer, while leaving the door open to a measure President Donald Trump supports, said Friday that such a move would complicate the tax package’s prospects, particularly in the Senate.
“The president feels very strongly about including this at some step before the final process,” House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady said of mandate repeal during a POLITICO Playbook interview. “No decisions have been made.”
Of course, Trump wants to do this. It’s the kind of idiotic move that would kill the Republican tax cut bill. After losing so many times while trying to repeal Obamacare, one might think that Trump would eventually get the hint. If they mess with Obamacare in the tax bill, the whole plan will crash and burn.
The tax cut bill has turned into a sum of all Republican evils piece of legislation. Not content with cutting taxes on the rich while everyone else gets nothing or tax increase, the GOP also wants to take health care away from 15 million people.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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